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Wilderness Trail Distillery Bourbon receives top reviews

August 31, 2018

For Immediate Release – August 25, 2018

DANVILLE, KY — Wilderness Trail’s Wheated Single Barrel Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Whiskey and Rye Whiskey are enjoying huge success with their release in the Mid-Atlantic market. The Rye Whiskey sold out in 27 hours and the Bourbon sales are predicted to follow suite.

Shane Baker says, “Wilderness Trail is happy about that and the market is, too. Bottles continue to be hard to find. The Bourbon is leaving the shelves faster than it can be restocked.”

Whisky Cast just gave the Bourbon a 92 rating compared to a 90 for 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle.

Whisky Cast said, “Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Distillery released its first Bourbon in the summer of 2018, and that release makes a statement. It takes a certain amount of confidence to make your first release a Bottled in Bond Single Barrel whiskey, and the whiskey justifies that confidence.”

Here’s the Review.

For anyone wanting to taste the Bourbon, a second release is planned for 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Danville distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road. The release coincides with the distillery hosting the KY State BBQ Festival, a weekend with celebrity pitmasters, music and shopping with vendors. Learn more at

Sampling in the barrelhouse is an option as Shane Baker, master distiller, will lead tours at 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 8. The tour includes a trip to the barrelhouse where guests will taste the Bourbon from the barrel. The tours feature the laboratory for Ferm Solutions, fermentation and distilling areas for the distillery that produces Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Blue Heron Vodka and Bourbon barrel-aged Harvest Rum. Guests receive a souvenir Glencairn.

Tours are limited to 20 people. The cost is $40 a person. Reserve a tour by calling 859-402-8707.

While you’re savoring the treats at the KY State BBQ Festival, please remember this event is a fundraiser for the Heart of Kentucky United Way.  So, enjoy your Wilderness Trail Bourbon responsibly and support this great cause by coming out. Check for details.

For more information, contact Emily Toadvine at [email protected] or phone 859-402-8707.

Wilderness Trail Distillery
4095 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422

Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly